He gets a 39% approval rating which is lower than his predecessors at this stage. But in addition, 58% say that they are worse off than they were before Biden became president. 22% say they are better off. A whopping 73% say that Biden should NOT run again, including up to 65% of Democrats. So what does this mean? Let’s pick it apart and make some predictions.

According to two sources familiar with the company’s manifest, however, it does appear that Blue Origin is finally getting ready to fly the New Shepard launch system again. The company’s tentative plans call for an uncrewed test flight to occur in early October. If all goes well, Blue Origin is then planning its first crewed mission since August 4, 2022, to take place in mid-February of next year.

Patrick also experiences a lot of new things outside of his actual activity. Through the close cooperation with the Chinese colleagues, he quickly got an impression and a better understanding of the Chinese culture and way of life. “Hospitality is a central value in Chinese society. Invitations to dinner are very common and they are an expression of appreciation and respect for the guests,” he tells of his experiences. Food is much more than just the satisfaction of hunger. It is a social event where family and friends come together and spend time together. Chinese cuisine is known for its versatility, its variety of tastes and its refined preparation methods. The regional diversity is reflected in a wide range of flavors and specialties. “In the Chinese language, in addition to the words that describe the taste of a dish, there is also an expression of the feeling that a dish or the consistency of a dish evokes in the mouth,” Patrick illustrates the extremely high importance of food culture.

A few days ago, SpaceX launched its 63rd mission of 2023 – and the company has already topped last year’s record of 61 missions while flying at a blistering average of a launch every four days. Beyond the U.S. rocket market, SpaceX leads the world in both launches and spacecraft mass delivered to orbit each quarter. The company alone keeps the U.S. ahead of China, the next closest geopolitical competitor, in satellite and astronaut launches.

In 1952, the Sight and Sound team had the novel idea of asking critics to name the greatest films of all time. The tradition became decennial, increasing in size and prestige as the decades passed.

“If we continue to limit what can be built on most of the land in Madison, we will only continue the creep of high rises into neighborhoods or the exodus of home buyers into neighboring cities,” said resident Josh Olson.

Oracle is working to “drive Cerner profitability to Oracle standards,” she said.

This presents a problem. Because the mainstream press still needs powerful people—quite literally, in the case of the Post, as it’s owned by the world’s richest man, Jeff Bezos, who is no fonder of difficult stories about his companies than any other billionaire.

Permissionless II opener from @ErikVoorhees that got an entire crypto conference on their feet.

“You smear somebody with falsehoods and all the rest and then you merchandise it and then you write it and they’ll say, see, it’s reported in the press that this, this, this and this, so they have that validation that the press reported the smear and then it’s called a wrap-up smear. Now I am going to merchandise the press’ report on the smear that we made. It’s a tactic”

Pirates are taking over the Oakland Estuary Marinas. Yes, pirates. And local and federal authorities says it’s getting so bad – the U.S. Coast Guard is deploying help to patrol the area. “Boat owners attacked by pirates,” said Oakland Mayor Sheng Thao. “There are no excuses for that.”

Tesla’s current process to build its popular Model Y SUV already involves a unique use of massive, ultra-high pressure presses that can mold both the front and rear parts of the vehicle. Tesla calls this process “gigacasting,” which some experts say is already highly efficient and cost-effective compared to other automakers’ factories. But now Tesla is looking to up the ante.

However, WHOIS records don’t necessarily include geolocation information for allocated networks. Furthermore, organizations that own networks can use those networks in any geographical location they end up choosing. Even worse, those organizations can assign networks to any third-party organization or lease IP blocks to other entities. Therefore, it is inherently tricky to geolocate IP addresses and thus geolocation is often not accurate.


I also made a few small quality of life improvement: using the browser’s language to suggest the user’s country, focusing on the right fields when moving between form stages, and a few other niceties. It’s subtle, but it adds up to a nice user experience.